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  • New Escape Room - Lock in at The Cromwell Arms

     

    Every Saturday and Sunday at 11.30 am, 1 pm and 2.30 pm We can also accommodate weekdays and hours outside those stated.  Please contact us to discuss further.

     

    Following the launch of Ely’s first Escape Room, Oliver Cromwell’s House is pleased to announce the opening of its new room – a Lock-in at the Cromwell Arms.

     

    The new theme is set around a plot to murder Queen Victoria and bring about a new republic. The landlord of The Cromwell Arms is deeply troubled and needs your assistance to prevent this unspeakable crime.

     

    Sessions are priced at £90 and are ideally suited for between 4 and 8 people. To find out more then please click on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

     

    The activity also lends itself to the corporate market, work parties or even young people's parties (aged 13 to 16).  To discuss your requirements, please call tic@eastcambs.gov.uk or call us on 01353 662062.

  • In Conversation with Mike Rouse

    Wednesday 28th February 7pm

    Oliver Cromwell's House are pleased to be continuing their program of "In Conversation With...." this time featuring a true Renaissance man; author, historian, photographer, councillor and former teacher - with such a range of subjects, this promises to be an amazing evening.

    With a list of Local History books covering topics such as Oliver Cromwell and "Secret Ely" Mike Rouse brings with him a wealth of knowledge and add that to his years of dedicated public service, his years at the "Coal Face" of education in local school, there will be something for everyone when Mike joins Oliver Cromwell's House in conversation....

    Tickets - 10

  • Mrs Cromwell's Kitchen - Easter Extravaganza

    Wednesday 28th March - 10am - 12 Noon

     

    Easter was a time of joyous feasting in the 17th century, particularly after the fasting of Lent. Join Nora Gardner to learn about the herbs and spices that were an essential and delicious part of Easter cuisine.

     

    All admissions include tastings!



    Tickets - £15

  • Eerie Ely Guided Ghost Walks

    7th September until 26th April 2018 - Every Thursday at 7pm!

     

    Ely - by day, a tranquil pocket City in the heart of East Anglia. A beautiful riverside and a bustling centre. But by night, the City is a different place.

     

    Join The Night Watchman as he takes you on a tour of Ely by Twilight, exploring the hidden horrors, terrifying tales and things that go bump in the dark.

     

    Tours leave promptly at 7pm from Oliver Cromwell's House and tickets MUST be pre-booked.

     

    Dates don't fit? Looking for a unique Birthday or Anniversary Celebration? A corporate event with a difference or a family gathering like no other? Please feel free to contact us to organise a private group tour - Minimum 8 people and a Maximum of 25. 

     

  • Haunted Tales A House After Dark

    The last Wednesday of every month at 7pm

     

    Oliver Cromwell’s House comes back to (after) life! When the sun has set and the lights are dimmed, follow our guide through this atmospheric house and hear the haunted tales that have been collected over many years from former inhabitants, visitors and staff.

     

    Suitable for Children over the age of 10 years.

     

    Dates don't fit? Looking for a unique Birthday or Anniversary Celebration? A corporate event with a difference or a family gathering like no other? Please feel free to contact us to organise a private group tour - Minimum 8 people and a Maximum of 25. 

  • Mrs Cromwell's Kitchen - Autumn Harvest

    Thursday 11th October 7pm - 9pm

     

    Join Nora Gardner on a journey of hearty 17th century cuisine to warm the soul during these autumnal nights. Learn about Mrs Cromwell’s favourite dishes of the season as well as her preserves for the year ahead.

     

    All admissions include tastings!



    Tickets - £15

  • The Festive Feast

    5th December 2018 at 10am

     

    Although Christmas was banned during the Commonwealth, many people still celebrated in secret.

     

    Join Nora Gardner, local guide and historian to learn about flavours and ingredients that constituted a typical 17th Century Christmas feast.

     

    All admissions include tastings!


    Tickets - £15 per person.